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What is a sinus headache?

Simply put, there is no such thing as sinus headaches. There are sinus conditions that can be accompanied by headaches, and there are headache conditions that can give you sinus issues as well, but there is no isolated sinus headache. Sinus conditions could be infectious, inflammatory, or pressure related. Typically, most sinus conditions should give […]


What is the best way to clean earwax (cerumen)?

Ear wax (cerumen) is usually made in the middle portion of the ear canal. With typical skin growth pattern of the ear canal, it is slowly delivered to the outside. There are many theories about the reasons why ear wax is made to begin with, but none of them have been proven to be scientific. […]


When should a nasal fracture be treated?

The outer portion of the nasal structure consists of a bony pyramid-type projection in the upper part, and cartilaginous projection in the lower part including the tip. The lower half of the nose is therefore more flexible and can sustain minor blows without any significant deformity. The upper portion of the nose, consistent of the […]


What is a Concha Bullosa?

Before, we dig into what a concha bullosa is; let’s talk about normal anatomy of the nasal passages. When looking into the nasal passages, the structure and the midline is called septum. This typically should be more or less a straight bony and cartilaginous structure that is covered by membrane. On the side wall of […]


What is Coblation of the inferior turbinates?

The inferior turbinates are structures located on the sidewall of the nasal passages. We have three sets of them: the superior, the middle, and the inferior turbinates. The largest one of them all is the inferior turbinate, which is critical in the overall function of the nose. It is also the one that may pose […]


What is a Thyroid Goiter?

A thyroid goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a hormone gland, which is situated in the lower part of the neck. Similar to the shape of a butterfly or a bowtie, it has a left and a right side connected with a smaller central area. Generally, it should not be […]


Go Get a Humidifier!

With the coming winter months, the colder weather as well as dry heating elements in our houses and apartments cause a great deal of dryness. The victim in this is usually our nasal passages, who have the task of humidifying the air before we breathe it all the way into our lungs. Our nasal passages […]


What is a Vallecular Cyst?

  Vallecular cyst is the name of specific type of cystic fullness in the area between the very back of the tongue (base of tongue), and the epiglottis. This area of the body is the empty space that is called the vallecula. Typically, there is quite a bit of lymphoid tissue in this location, similar […]


How do you treat nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are extra fleshy growths inside the nasal passages. They usually arise as a result of allergic reactions or other sensitivities within the nasal passages. Typically, the nasal membranes swell up, and at some point they form extra fleshy component which are called polyps. They are usually are anchored within the nasal passages or […]


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